Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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#823468 Dec 16, 2012
mdbuilder wrote:
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Don't you want to know how he became a beneficent god?
You can throw that in if you like. LOL

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#823469 Dec 16, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Conservative Confusion
Only a major intellectual or moral flaw in American conservatism could have made so many susceptible to the neo-Jacobin bug. Many who caught it were myopically preoccupied with practical politics and Republican partisanship. They lacked historical perspective and philosophical discernment. Others dimly recognized what was happening but went along to reap financial rewards and advance careers. They concealed almost from themselves that they had become hired guns advocating the positions expected of them. Both groups made alliances that will prove compromising. Historians will wonder how so many could have been so easily swayed and manipulated.
Today the utopianism, recklessness, cynicism and sheer incompetence of the neo-Jacobins are becoming obvious. Many of their fellow-travelers are trying to save what remains of their reputations by jumping ship. Intellectually challenged supernationalists just raise their voices and call critics unpatriotic. As for the neo-Jacobins themselves, they are blameless. It is those who implemented their policies who should be blamed. They didn’t do it right.
The neo-Jacobin virus should have been flushed out long ago.
http://conservative.org/battleline/conservati...
In modern American politics, the term Jacobin is often used to describe extremists of any party who demand ideological purity.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobin_%28polit...
1) Liberalism creates a feedback loop. It is usually impossible for a non-liberal to change a liberal's mind about political issues because liberalism works like so: only liberals are credible sources of information. How do you know someone's liberal? He espouses liberal doctrine. So, no matter how plausible what you say may be, it will be ignored if you're not a liberal and if you are a liberal, of course, you probably agree with liberal views.

2) Liberals sources of information are ever present. Conservatives are regularly exposed to the liberal viewpoint whether they want to be or not. That's not necessarily so for liberals. Imagine the average day for liberals. They get up and read their local newspaper. It has a liberal viewpoint. They take their kids to school, where the teachers are liberal. Then they go to work, listen to NPR which has a liberal viewpoint on the way home, and then turn on the nightly news which also skews leftward. From there, they turn on TV and watch shows created by liberals that lean to the left, if they have any political viewpoint at all. Unless liberals actively seek out conservative viewpoints, which is unlikely, the only conservative arguments they're probably going to hear are going to be through the heavily distorted, poorly translated, deeply skeptical lens of other liberals.

http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/20 ...

Since: Dec 10

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#823470 Dec 16, 2012
new yawk wrote:
In what way do you believe our Government is engaging Law Enforcement in a phony war?
Border Patrol is certainly a "phony war".
But which were you refering to?
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The "war" on drugs.
carol

Orlando, FL

#823471 Dec 16, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>I'm just saying that guns are the weapon of choice for most American mass murderers. I'm not talking about serial killers like Gayce, Dahmer or Ridgway. I'm talking about mass murder events. The only mass murder event committed by an American that I can think of that didn't involve guns was the Oklahoma City bombing.
But you still haven't explained how taking them away from law-abiding citizens will keep them out of the hands of criminals.

I don't like guns either. But I also don't want them in the wrongs hands and innocent people at their mercy.

Maybe we should address that problem.

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#823472 Dec 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Some fools are willing to trade freedom for "security", such as TSA muggings at airports.
Yeah, they're called "Republicans".

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#823473 Dec 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Don't know about "conservatives", but believe that the church folk stayed away because of Romney's religion. Republicans need to stop listening to the evangelicals, who are nothing more than anti-abortion economic liberals.
Romney got more votes than McCain.
carol

Orlando, FL

#823474 Dec 16, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Today's children are more violent and hateful because of their lack of respect of authority and their elected officials. The constant bashing of President Obama and other elected leaders by right-wing hate radio is a major factor in the increase in violence and hate in today's children. Is it a coincidence that these events started occurring soon after Russ Limbaugh began broadcasting his hate-speech? I don't think it's any coincidence at all.
The bashing of elected leaders began before Obama became the president. It grew in intensity beginning in 2000.

But violence among the younger generation goes deeper than that.

We have become much too self-centered and self-absorbed as a society and our children are fast becoming the wild children like in Lord of the Flies because we stopped caring and being good role models.

It's how do we stop doing it that's the challenge.
carol

Orlando, FL

#823476 Dec 16, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Or top Republicans such as 8Michigan's Ron Weiser getting caught on tape telling a Tea Party meeting total fabrications about the "people" of Detroit and then having the gonies to say his remarks were taken out of context rather than simply apologize.
BTW Carol, Rush Limbaugh has played a significant role in the nations current state of political resentment and mean spiritedness.
There's blood on all our hands. It goes much deeper than politics, but the tone has to stop by all on both sides.

But we've simply stopped caring about our children. They are all our future. Not politicians.
carol

Orlando, FL

#823477 Dec 16, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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..box knives :-)
President Obama won with the election .
As a republican you can work to re nominate Romney and Ryan.
Please keep posting fox stuff!
Your posts helped elect President Obama!
Mentioning the box knives that were used on 9/11 wasn't anything political.

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#823478 Dec 16, 2012
Republican Honey wrote:
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1) Liberalism creates a feedback loop. It is usually impossible for a non-liberal to change a liberal's mind about political issues because liberalism works like so: only liberals are credible sources of information. How do you know someone's liberal? He espouses liberal doctrine. So, no matter how plausible what you say may be, it will be ignored if you're not a liberal and if you are a liberal, of course, you probably agree with liberal views.
2) Liberals sources of information are ever present. Conservatives are regularly exposed to the liberal viewpoint whether they want to be or not. That's not necessarily so for liberals. Imagine the average day for liberals. They get up and read their local newspaper. It has a liberal viewpoint. They take their kids to school, where the teachers are liberal. Then they go to work, listen to NPR which has a liberal viewpoint on the way home, and then turn on the nightly news which also skews leftward. From there, they turn on TV and watch shows created by liberals that lean to the left, if they have any political viewpoint at all. Unless liberals actively seek out conservative viewpoints, which is unlikely, the only conservative arguments they're probably going to hear are going to be through the heavily distorted, poorly translated, deeply skeptical lens of other liberals.
http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/20 ...
You read crap like townhall.com so you yourself are caught in a right-wing feedback loop.

Y'all crack me up.

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#823479 Dec 16, 2012
carol wrote:
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But you still haven't explained how taking them away from law-abiding citizens will keep them out of the hands of criminals.
I don't like guns either. But I also don't want them in the wrongs hands and innocent people at their mercy.
Maybe we should address that problem.
Where'd the shooter get the guns?

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#823480 Dec 16, 2012
carol wrote:
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The bashing of elected leaders began before Obama became the president. It grew in intensity beginning in 2000.
But violence among the younger generation goes deeper than that.
We have become much too self-centered and self-absorbed as a society and our children are fast becoming the wild children like in Lord of the Flies because we stopped caring and being good role models.
It's how do we stop doing it that's the challenge.
It grew in intensity in the 90's with the establishment of Fox "News", the rise of right-wing talk radio, and the GOP spending billions trying to get ANYTHING on Clinton. Don't you remember Rush calling Chelsea Clinton "the White House dog"?
carol

Orlando, FL

#823481 Dec 16, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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Piss off, not reading any more of your BS.
You're not even asking yourself why these terrible things are happening with our young people - suicides, murder, bullying - and why they seem to be happening with more frequency? Or what has changed from three or four decades ago?

I gave you my explanations. Do you have any?
dem

United States

#823482 Dec 16, 2012
I can't believe you people. I sincerely put my heart out on my sleeve for all the world to see. I slit my wrists and said, "Topix world, this is my blood; its red and gay just like yours", and what do you do? You mock me.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#823483 Dec 16, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
The Westboro Baptist Church, the controversial group known for protesting outside funerals of slain U.S. service members, announced that it will picket a vigil for the victims of Friday's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the second largest mass killing in American history.
Shirley Phelps-Roper, a spokesperson for the group and, like most members of the organization, a relative of the group's founder, Fred Phelps, announced on Twitter on Saturday the group's plan "to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/16/west...
How utterly revolting
dem

United States

#823484 Dec 16, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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It grew in intensity in the 90's with the establishment of Fox "News", the rise of right-wing talk radio, and the GOP spending billions trying to get ANYTHING on Clinton. Don't you remember Rush calling Chelsea Clinton "the White House dog"?
You can't have that chubby pink hotty Willie Clinton, fatboy; he's mine.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#823485 Dec 16, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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Where'd the shooter get the guns?
Where do your homies get theirs? In 2011, there were 103 gang related murders in Chicago alone. Where's your outrage at that?
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#823486 Dec 16, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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Yes and it coincided with the Evangelical intrusion into politics in the 70's and 80's. I think Evangelicals should start doing as their Bible instructs them to do.
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven."
Some of your good friends from the Westboro Baptist Church are planning an atrocity in Newtown tomorrow, are you joining them?
Totally agree, those Westboro people are the worst swine I have ever seen
carol

Orlando, FL

#823487 Dec 16, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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It grew in intensity in the 90's with the establishment of Fox "News", the rise of right-wing talk radio, and the GOP spending billions trying to get ANYTHING on Clinton. Don't you remember Rush calling Chelsea Clinton "the White House dog"?
We can't stop the irrational hatred if you won't acknowledge what was said about a certain vice-presidential candidate's children.

Rush Limbaugh takes out his frustrations with a big microphone and a big mouth. Someone needs to tell him to chill out.

But does that mean only one side is guilty?

What about Dan Rather lying about Bush and losing his job because of it?

Do you want only one side to be heard when they are as guilty of what you accuse Fox?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823488 Dec 16, 2012
GOPidiots wrote:
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You can believe what you want, but thanks to Turdblossom, you're stuck with them.
Not really. Just drop the anti-abortion platform and they will go away.

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